Legislative Issues

Waters of the US (WOTUS): Myths and Truths - October 3rd, 2017

There have been a lot of misconceptions about the Clean Water Rule, which the EPA is considering rolling back. We believe the Clean Water Rule is an essential tool to prevent confusion and to ensure the health of our waterways. read more

By Heather Nix

What in the world happened with V.C. Summer? - August 3rd, 2017

After Monday's announcement that the V.C. Summer nuclear project in the Midlands would be abandoned, “meltdown” seems to be the only term that truly describes the situation. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Wrap Up - May 2017 - May 17th, 2017

The SC Legislature wrapped up their most recent session on May 11. Here’s a recap of the bills we worked on at Upstate Forever as a member of the Steering Committee for the CVSC's Conservation Coalition. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The property rights disconnect - February 26th, 2017

There is a significant disconnect between federal regulations and local control and impact. The siting of infrastructure is a tricky thing, as is the issue of “need” relative to the power of eminent domain. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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